About the Authors

Paulo Marcos Matta Guedes

Contributed equally to this work with: Paulo Marcos Matta Guedes, Fredy Roberto Salazar Gutierrez

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil, Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Fredy Roberto Salazar Gutierrez

Contributed equally to this work with: Paulo Marcos Matta Guedes, Fredy Roberto Salazar Gutierrez

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, School of Medicine, University Antonio Narino, Bogota, Colombia

Grace Kelly Silva

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Renata Dellalibera-Joviliano

Affiliation Integrated Faculty Fafibe and Department of Surgery and Anatomy, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Gerson Jhonatan Rodrigues

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Lusiane Maria Bendhack

Affiliation Department of Physical and Chemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Anis Rassi Jr

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, Anis Rassi Hospital, Goiânia, Brazil

Anis Rassi

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, Anis Rassi Hospital, Goiânia, Brazil

André Schmidt

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Benedito Carlos Maciel

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

José Antonio Marin Neto

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

João Santana Silva

jsdsilva@fmrp.usp.br

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PMMG FRSG JSS. Performed the experiments: PMMG FRSG GKS. Analyzed the data: PMMG FRSG GKS RDJ GJR LMB AR ARJ AS BCM JAMN JSS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PMMG FRSG GKS RDJ GJR LMB AR ARJ AS BCM JAMN JSS. Wrote the paper: PMMG FRSG AR ARJ AS BCM JAMN JSS.